Stuck on checking if virtual machine or not

So i’ve been having some trouble installing Hefftorlinux on VMWare 16 (also tried 15).

It basically gets stuck validating if its running in a vm or not. Waited up to 7mins at some point but no way this should take this long. I set it to use “Other Linux 5.x and later kernel” which seems to be what this is built on.

On a sidenote I also haven’t managed to make it work on a dualboot with Windows but there the issue is that it cant find the mounted drive.

Any help is appreciated. I really like the look of Hefftor so i really hope i can get it running

what are you using for a host machine?